Tuesday, April 27, 2010

The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game Review

cross posted on geekgirlsnetwork.com

 I have been a big fan of Jim Butcher's "Harry Dresden" series for a few years, now.  Each time a new book is released I stock up on caffeinated beverages and stay up too late reading just one more chapter because I have to know how Harry gets out of his latest fix.  Well, earlier this month all us Dresden fans got a double-whammy of goodness with the release of the latest book, Changes, and the start of preorders for The Dresden Files Roleplaying Game.  The game is comprised of two volumes that have every detail you could possibly need to run a successful game.  They won't be available until June 23rd at Origins, but you can preorder them right now directly through Evil Hat Productions or through participating game stores and instantly receive almost-complete PDFs to tide you over until June.

Tuesday, April 20, 2010

LLAP It's All Geek To Me

Leonard Nimoy is on twitter and he ends almost ever one of his tweets with LLAP. If you have to ask what that means, then you aren't really a geek. Otherwise, you'd know that he played Spock on Star Trek and that acronym stands for "Live Long and Prosper." Somewhere out there is a person who I suspect didn't know this and asked for an explanation because Mr. Nimoy spelled it out in a recent tweet. I read it and thought, "Duh, why are you telling me...oh dear God, did someone not know that?!" t was like a sacrilege. There are some things you should just know.

The D6 Generation Podcast #54 Eric Bloom, Blue Oyster Cult Interview

Yeah, that title might throw you for a loop, but it's right.  I interview the one and only Eric Bloom of the band Blue Oyster Cult who, it turns out, is a hardcore gamer.  Dice, Cards and Rock n' Roll, baby!  You can hear the my interview with Eric at the 2hr 22min mark.

Download D6G Episode #54

Tuesday, April 13, 2010

Hey Geek Girls, Stop Whining!

Ouch!  Who threw that rotten tomato?  Now wait just a second and listen to me before you hurl any more rotten veggies in my direction.  Let me start by saying I am now and always have been a Geek Girl.  So, you could stay I'm reprimanding myself and not just pointing an accusatory finger out into the world.  But, in truth I am pointing it squarely at all the Geek Girls out there who are convinced that being a girl is a major impediment to them if they want to do anything in the gaming industry or even be taken seriously when playing games.

Tuesday, April 6, 2010

Dear 3D, We Saw You Now Go Away!

I remember my first 3D movie.  It was way back in the 80's and I went to the theater at the mall to see Jaws 3-D.  It was a big deal for me not only because my Mom was dropping me off with my friends, but because this was a "scary" movie.  There was a debate over how scared I'd actually be and what kind of nightmares I might have, but I eventually won the argument.  So, one Saturday afternoon my friends and I waited in line, paid a whopping $3.50 and got to sit through what turned out to be a pretty crummy movie.

Thursday, April 1, 2010

PAX East, Geeks, and Games!

     Last weekend was the first PAX East in Boston and I was lucky enough to attend.  I carefully removed the shiny, red, three-day badge from the envelope that had been sitting in my filing cabinet for months.  I'd taken it out before, just to make sure it was okay, and then tucked it back safely away, but last Friday I took it out of the envelope for good and hung it around my neck for three of the most amazing days of gaming I've ever experienced.